A mailroom or post room is a room in which incoming and outgoing mail is processed and sorted. Mailrooms are found in schools, apartment buildings, the generic post office. A person who works in a mailroom is known as a mailroom clerk or mailboy and the head person is called the postmaster; the mailroom is responsible for a company's outgoing mail. A mailroom clerk prepares outgoing mail and packages prior to their being sent out via the post office or other carrier. In a large organization, the mailroom is the central hub of the internal mail system and the interface with external mail; the postmaster manages the department, clerks assist them and mailboys deliver mail for other employees in different departments using a mail cart or a trolley doing regular rounds throughout the day. Sometimes the mailboys will trolley sort using the departmental slots on the trolley to reduce work at the central hub and to speed internal mail. In a small organization, or within a department or a large organization, a mailroom can be associated with the breakroom.
For instance, a mailroom can contain an area for employees to take a break. Besides pigeon-hole messageboxes, this area might have a kitchenette with a coffee maker, microwave and chairs, sink, pantry, or oven. Digital mailroom Mail services center Internal mail
African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The term refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States. Black and African Americans constitute the third largest racial and ethnic group in the United States. Most African Americans are descendants of enslaved peoples within the boundaries of the present United States. On average, African Americans are of West/Central African and European descent, some have Native American ancestry. According to U. S. Census Bureau data, African immigrants do not self-identify as African American; the overwhelming majority of African immigrants identify instead with their own respective ethnicities. Immigrants from some Caribbean, Central American and South American nations and their descendants may or may not self-identify with the term. African-American history starts in the 16th century, with peoples from West Africa forcibly taken as slaves to Spanish America, in the 17th century with West African slaves taken to English colonies in North America.
After the founding of the United States, black people continued to be enslaved, the last four million black slaves were only liberated after the Civil War in 1865. Due to notions of white supremacy, they were treated as second-class citizens; the Naturalization Act of 1790 limited U. S. citizenship to whites only, only white men of property could vote. These circumstances were changed by Reconstruction, development of the black community, participation in the great military conflicts of the United States, the elimination of racial segregation, the civil rights movement which sought political and social freedom. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States; the first African slaves arrived via Santo Domingo to the San Miguel de Gualdape colony, founded by Spanish explorer Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526. The marriage between Luisa de Abrego, a free black domestic servant from Seville and Miguel Rodríguez, a white Segovian conquistador in 1565 in St. Augustine, is the first known and recorded Christian marriage anywhere in what is now the continental United States.
The ill-fated colony was immediately disrupted by a fight over leadership, during which the slaves revolted and fled the colony to seek refuge among local Native Americans. De Ayllón and many of the colonists died shortly afterwards of an epidemic and the colony was abandoned; the settlers and the slaves who had not escaped returned to Haiti, whence. The first recorded Africans in British North America were "20 and odd negroes" who came to Jamestown, Virginia via Cape Comfort in August 1619 as indentured servants; as English settlers died from harsh conditions and more Africans were brought to work as laborers. An indentured servant would work for several years without wages; the status of indentured servants in early Virginia and Maryland was similar to slavery. Servants could be bought, sold, or leased and they could be physically beaten for disobedience or running away. Unlike slaves, they were freed after their term of service expired or was bought out, their children did not inherit their status, on their release from contract they received "a year's provision of corn, double apparel, tools necessary", a small cash payment called "freedom dues".
Africans could raise crops and cattle to purchase their freedom. They raised families, married other Africans and sometimes intermarried with Native Americans or English settlers. By the 1640s and 1650s, several African families owned farms around Jamestown and some became wealthy by colonial standards and purchased indentured servants of their own. In 1640, the Virginia General Court recorded the earliest documentation of lifetime slavery when they sentenced John Punch, a Negro, to lifetime servitude under his master Hugh Gwyn for running away. In the Spanish Florida some Spanish married or had unions with Pensacola, Creek or African women, both slave and free, their descendants created a mixed-race population of mestizos and mulattos; the Spanish encouraged slaves from the southern British colonies to come to Florida as a refuge, promising freedom in exchange for conversion to Catholicism. King Charles II of Spain issued a royal proclamation freeing all slaves who fled to Spanish Florida and accepted conversion and baptism.
Most went to the area around St. Augustine, but escaped slaves reached Pensacola. St. Augustine had mustered an all-black militia unit defending Spain as early as 1683. One of the Dutch African arrivals, Anthony Johnson, would own one of the first black "slaves", John Casor, resulting from the court ruling of a civil case; the popular conception of a race-based slave system did not develop until the 18th century. The Dutch West India Company introduced slavery in 1625 with the importation of eleven black slaves into New Amsterdam. All the colony's slaves, were freed upon its surrender to the British. Massachusetts was the first British colony to recognize slavery in 1641. In 1662, Virginia passed a law that children of enslaved women took the status of the mother, rather than that of the father, as under English common law; this principle was called partus sequitur ventrum. By an act of 1699, the colony ordered all free blacks deported defining as slaves all people of African descent who remained in the c
Irresistible Force (film)
Irresistible Force is a 1993 American thriller starring Stacy Keach and Cynthia Rothrock as a pair of police officers. A police sergeant, trying to avoid any trouble before his upcoming retirement receives an enthusiastic young female agent as a new partner; the outdoor scenes were filmed on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia while the interiors were shot at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Pacific Highway in Oxenford, Queensland. Irresistible Force on IMDb
Real estate is "property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals or water. Also: the business of real estate, it is a legal term used in jurisdictions whose legal system is derived from English common law, such as India, Wales, Northern Ireland, United States, Pakistan and New Zealand. Residential real estate may contain either a single family or multifamily structure, available for occupation or for non-business purposes. Residences can be classified by. Different types of housing tenure can be used for the same physical type. For example, connected residences might be owned by a single entity and leased out, or owned separately with an agreement covering the relationship between units and common areas and concerns. Major categoriesAttached / multi-unit dwellings Apartment or Flat – An individual unit in a multi-unit building; the boundaries of the apartment are defined by a perimeter of locked or lockable doors. Seen in multi-story apartment buildings.
Multi-family house – Often seen in multi-story detached buildings, where each floor is a separate apartment or unit. Terraced house – A number of single or multi-unit buildings in a continuous row with shared walls and no intervening space. Condominium – A building or complex, similar to apartments, owned by individuals. Common grounds and common areas within the complex are shared jointly. In North America, there are rowhouse style condominiums as well; the British equivalent is a block of flats. Cooperative – A type of multiple ownership in which the residents of a multi-unit housing complex own shares in the cooperative corporation that owns the property, giving each resident the right to occupy a specific apartment or unit. Semi-detached dwellings Duplex – Two units with one shared wall. Detached dwellings Detached house or single-family detached house Portable dwellings Mobile homes or residential caravans – A full-time residence that can be movable on wheels. Houseboats – A floating home Tents – Usually temporary, with roof and walls consisting only of fabric-like material.
The size of an apartment or house can be described in square meters. In the United States, this includes the area of "living space", excluding the garage and other non-living spaces; the "square meters" figure of a house in Europe may report the total area of the walls enclosing the home, thus including any attached garage and non-living spaces, which makes it important to inquire what kind of surface area definition has been used. It can be described more by the number of rooms. A studio apartment has a single bedroom with no living room. A one-bedroom apartment has a dining room separate from the bedroom. Two bedroom, three bedroom, larger units are common. Other categoriesChawls Villas HavelisThe size of these is measured in Gaz, Marla and acre. See List of house types for a complete listing of housing types and layouts, real estate trends for shifts in the market, house or home for more general information, it is common practice for an intermediary to provide real estate owners with dedicated sales and marketing support in exchange for commission.
In North America, this intermediary is referred to as a real estate broker, or a real estate agent in everyday conversation, whilst in the United Kingdom, the intermediary would be referred to as an estate agent. In Australia the intermediary is referred to as a real estate agent or real estate representative or the agent
Sam Rockwell is an American actor. He first became known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Seven Psychopaths, he has played supporting roles in The Green Mile, Galaxy Quest, Frost/Nixon, Iron Man 2, The Way, Way Back. In 2017, Rockwell's performance as a troubled police officer in the crime-drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild Awards; the following year, his portrayal of George W. Bush in the biopic Vice earned him his second Academy Award nomination in the same category. Rockwell was born November 1968 in Daly City, California, he is the only child of actors Pete Penny Hess. After their divorce when he was five, he was raised by his father in San Francisco, spent his summers with his mother in New York. At age 10, he made a brief stage appearance playing Humphrey Bogart in an East Village improv comedy sketch with his mother.
He started high school at the San Francisco School of the Arts with Margaret Cho and Aisha Tyler, but received his high school diploma from Urban Pioneers, an Outward Bound-style alternative school. Rockwell explained, "I just wanted to get stoned, flirt with girls, go to parties." The school "had a reputation as a place stoners went because it was easy to graduate." The school ended up helping him regain an interest in performing. After appearing in an independent film during his senior year, he moved to New York to pursue an acting career. After his debut role in the horror film Clownhouse, which he filmed while living in San Francisco, he moved to New York and trained at the William Esper Studios with teacher Terry Knickerbocker, his career gained momentum in the early 1990s, when he alternated between small-screen guest spots in TV series like The Equalizer, NYPD Blue and Law & Order and small roles in films such as Last Exit to Brooklyn and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He appeared as the title character in The Search for One-eye Jimmy.
During this time, Rockwell delivered burritos by bicycle. At one point, Rockwell worked as a private detective's assistant. "I tailed a chick, having an affair and took pictures of her at this motel", he told Rolling Stone in 2002. "It was pretty sleazy." A well-paying Miller commercial in 1994 allowed him to pursue acting full-time. The turning point in Rockwell's career was Tom DiCillo's film Box of Moonlight, in which he played an eccentric man-child who dresses like Davy Crockett and lives in an isolated mobile home; the ensuing acclaim put him front and center with casting agents and newfound fans alike, with Rockwell himself acknowledging that "That film was a turning point... I was sort of put on some independent film map after 10 years in New York."He received strong reviews for the film Lawn Dogs, where he played a working-class lawn mower who befriends a wealthy 10-year-old girl in an upper-class gated community in Kentucky. In 1999, Rockwell played prisoner William "Wild Bill" Wharton in the Stephen King prison drama The Green Mile.
At the time of the film's shooting, Rockwell explained why he was attracted to playing such unlikable characters. He said, "I like that dark stuff. I think. There's a bit of self-loathing in there, a bit of anger... But after this, I've got to play some lawyers, or a British aristocrat, or they'll put a label on me." After appearances as a bumbling actor in the sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest, as Flute in the Shakespeare adaptation A Midsummer Night's Dream, as gregarious villain Eric Knox in Charlie's Angels, Rockwell won the then-biggest leading role of his career as The Gong Show host Chuck Barris in George Clooney's directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Rockwell's performance was well-received, the film earned positive reviews. Rockwell has received positive notices for his role opposite Nicolas Cage in Ridley Scott's Matchstick Men, with Entertainment Weekly calling him "destined by a kind of excessive interestingness to forever be a colorful sidekick." He received somewhat more mixed reviews as Zaphod Beeblebrox in the film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
He had a notable supporting role as Charley Ford, brother of Casey Affleck's character Robert Ford, in the well-received drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, in which Brad Pitt played the lead role of Jesse James. According to an interview on The Howard Stern Show, director Jon Favreau considered casting him as the titular character in Iron Man as the studio was hesitant to work with Robert Downey Jr., considered for his role in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Rockwell appeared in Iron Man 2, released in 2010, as Tony Stark's rival weapons developer, Justin Hammer, he is said to have accepted the role without reading the script. He had never heard of the character before he was contacted about the role and was unaware that Hammer is an old man in the comic books. In addition to big-budget feature films, Rockwell has appeared in indie films such as The F Word and played a randy, Halloween-costume-clad Batman in a short, Robin's Big Date, opposite Justin Long as Robin.
He starred in the film Snow Angels opposite Kate Beckinsale. He has worked on several oc
Glory & Honor
Glory & Honor is a 1998 television film directed by Kevin Hooks. The film is based on the true story of Robert Peary and Matthew Henson's 1909 journey to the Geographic North Pole, their nearly 20-year history of exploring the Arctic together. Glory & Honor on IMDb Glory & Honor at AllMovie
Kim Coles is an American actress and game show host. Coles is known for her roles as a cast member on In Living Color for the first season and as Synclaire James-Jones on television sitcom Living Single, which both aired on Fox, she was the host of BET's game show Pay It Off in 2009. Coles was born in Brooklyn, her father was the first black dean of the Pratt Institute. She attended a private Lutheran school and was quiet and studious until high school, when her sense of humor emerged, she graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School. Coles has appeared on many television shows, including Frasier, Six Feet Under, Celebrity Mole and The Geena Davis Show. Early in her career, she appeared, she was an original cast member on the sketch comedy series In Living Color that appeared on the FOX network. After leaving "In Living Color", she got the role as Synclaire James on Living Single, she appeared as the mother of Spirit on UPN's One on One. Coles is a published author. Coles was the first contestant to be eliminated.
At the reunion of the show, she was one of two celebrities to guess that Frederique van der Wal was the series' saboteur, Kathy Griffin was the winner, Erik von Detten was the runner-up. Coles joined other celebrities for a weight loss journey on the VH-1 reality show, Celebrity Fit Club. After 16 weeks, she lost a total of 24 lbs, dropping nearly 4 percentage points in body fat, going from 34.7% to 31%. She accomplished this with the help of her team, "Ralphie's Angels", she lost 10.2 % of her body weight. Coles was a regular panelist on the 2000 revival of To Tell the Truth during its second season, she was featured as a guest host on two episodes of The View. Coles was a co-host of the syndicated daytime television show In The Loop With iVillage alongside The Apprentice winner Bill Rancic and fellow season one contestant Ereka Vetrini, she has joined the cast of 10 Items or Less on TBS. On September 30, 2009, she hosted the game show Pay It Off, lasted for one season on BET, similar to Debt.
In 2010, she appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race. She appeared in an episode of TV One's series "Life After" in late 2011. Coles has performed as a stand-up comedian, with some of her material dealing with her struggle with being overweight at times. Robin Givens Marla Gibbs DJ Spinderella Downtown Julie Brown Coles has been married twice. From 1985 to 1995, she was married to Aton Edwards, she married Reggie Mckiver, a former SWAT police officer in the Dominican Republic, in 2015. 2014 Baby Daddy.... Vice Principal Peters 2012: The Soul Man!.... Church member 2011: Love That Girl!....therapist 2009: Pay It Off 2009: Wig.... Cacey 2009: 10 Items or Less.... Mercy 2007: Hell on Earth.... Angel 2005: Kids in America.... Loretta Jenkins 2005: Real Gay.... Host 2002: One on One.... Leilani /... 2004: My Wife and Kids.... Childcare Instructor 2004: On-Air with Ryan Seacrest.... On-Air Correspondent 2003: The Parkers.... Florence 2002: Six Feet Under.... Dolores 2000: The Geena Davis Show.... Judy /... 2000: Frasier....
Dr. Mary 1999: New Attitudes TV series.... Host 1993: Living Single.... Synclaire James-Jones 1996: MADtv.... Host 1996: The Show.... Deandra 1995: The Crew.... Synclaire James 1993: Martin.... Bonquisha 1991: Strictly Business.... Millicent 1990: In Living Color.... Various Kim Coles on IMDb